– BAG & ACCESSORY DESIGN MASTERCLASS –

 

DESIGN AND MOCK UP BAGS AND ACCESSORIES – LEARN HOW TO PLAN, DESIGN AND COMMUNICATE YOUR PROJECT

– Group Class: one teacher, six students –

You will learn:

What you need to study, research, and understand about the industry.
How to correctly design a collection of fashion accessories.
What information you should be able to provide about your designs.
How to prepare a project for prototyping and manufacturing.
How to create three-dimensional mock-ups of your designs.
WHERE:
At our South East London studio
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COURSE LENGTH:
Two consecutive weeks / Mon-Fri 10 am-3.30 pm
WHEN:
Please select your preferred date(s) through the button below
COST:
Tester class – £1,340 pp (course materials included , worth £100)
Normal price – £1,490 pp (course materials included , worth £100)

 

LEVEL:
Complete beginners, beginners with some experience of drawing and/or designing and intermediate designers

COURSE DESCRIPTION: BAG AND ACCESSORY DESIGN MASTERCLASS

This course is tailored for beginners and intermediate-level participants, offering a distinctive group class format designed to assist aspiring designers or those seeking guidance in bringing to life a practical and viable collection of bags and/or accessories.
Through this course, you will gain a comprehensive grasp of fundamental skills in accessory design and what it requires to become a bag designer. It empowers you to transform your creative concepts into tangible realities by providing instruction on the essential steps required for prototyping and manufacturing your collection.
In addition to acquiring the skills to design bags and accessories accurately and understanding what information to convey to a prototype maker, this course will guide you through the process of constructing three-dimensional mock-ups for your designs.

 

WHY THIS COURSE DIFFERS FROM THE TYPICAL ‘ACCESSORY DESIGN’ PROGRAMME

This course has been meticulously designed by a team comprising designers, prototype makers, and handbag manufacturers. It offers a blend of theoretical and practical elements, providing you with the knowledge required by the industry to comprehend and accurately translate your ideas into finished products.
Unlike courses that solely focus on creating aesthetically pleasing drawings, this programme emphasizes providing a comprehensive understanding of the intricate and extensive processes involved in designing a collection of handbags. It aims to equip you with the insights necessary to navigate the complexities, ensuring you are well-prepared before and during the design phase. By doing so, the course aims to save you time, expense, and potential frustration when it comes to prototyping and manufacturing your collection.

 

WHY WE DEVELOPED A FASHION DESIGN COURSE

After years of designing and developing collections for our clients, we noticed a significant lack of clear information on what it truly takes to become a designer of handbags and fashion accessories.
This course is crafted to assist both emerging and struggling designers in developing and articulating their ideas effectively for the prototyping phase. It addresses the needs and challenges faced by our customers, aiming to support and streamline the creative process for project realization.

 

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course is tailored for aspiring designers seeking professional advice from industry experts, individuals at the beginning of their design careers who require guidance to enhance their design process, or those simply looking to refine their drawing techniques for personal enjoyment.
No previous experience is necessary.

 

WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT?

Below is a list of topics covered during the classes:
Understanding the role of a bag designer
Before designing: understanding and analsing crucial external aspects that will influence your business success
About your business idea and profile: understanding the target audience, market placement, pricing strategy and more.
Understanding what a moodboard is and how to use it
Understanding the differences and purposes of illustrations vs technical drawings
Understanding the importance of construction and its impact on your design
Overview of the anatomy of a handbag, lining and reinforcements
Understanding the structure of a collection: the use of a collection plan
Learning how to plan a balanced collection of fashion accessories
Understanding finishing options for your designs
Understanding hardware and its impact on the cost price of your collection
Overview of leather and vegan leather
Identifying the right materials for your collection
Learning how to draw three-dimensional bags
Sketching technical drawings
Going through the product development of three designs
Developing patterns and realising 1 to 3 three-dimensional mock-ups of your collection
Providing technical information about your collection to the prototype maker
Understanding the prototyping process
Manufacturing your collection: how it works and what the options are

HOW WILL THE CLASS BE TAUGHT?

The class will take place in person at our London studio, and the lessons will alternate between theoretical instruction and practical exercises.
Some homework will be assigned to students between lessons.

 

HOW LONG IS THIS TUITION?:

This course spans two weeks and will be conducted from Monday to Friday, running from 10 am to 3.30 pm, with a 30-minute lunch break.

 

INCLUDED IN THE COURSE:

You will also receive access to a collection of handouts providing relevant information, useful resources and support in continuing your designing process independently.
The handouts will contain:
– A glossary containing essential key words related to the topic of the lesson
– An illustrated glossary containing information about type of bags and bags’ features
– An illustrated guide on common hardware used in bags and accessories
– Documents about leather types, finishings, tanning processes
– Information about perspective and guides to be used as reference to develop your drawings
– A list of recommended suppliers for both leather and fittings (physically in London and online)
– A glossary containing information about leather types and characteristics

 

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

You should be able to use measurements and understand verbal and written English instructions.

 

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COSTS? IS THERE ANYTHING I NEED TO BRING?

Materials to exercise with are included.
Feel free to bring a notepad, if you would like to take some notes, we will provide the rest.

LEARN HOW TO DESIGN BAGS AND ACCESSORIES

– Masterclass –

Starting from £1,340
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FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TUITION

CANCELLATION AND REARRANGEMENT POLICY 

If you wish to cancel your group class, please do so ASAP via email to: learning@thelondonleatherworkshop.com.
Full refunds are only offered if the cancellation is requested no less than eight weeks before the event date.
Cancellations requested between eight and four weeks before the course start date will result in a 50% refund of the course cost on the condition that we have filled your place.
For cancellations requested less than four weeks before the event, unfortunately, we cannot offer any kind of refund and the class cannot be rescheduled.
We reserve the right to cancel a group class when the required minimum enrollment is not met.
If a group class has to be cancelled by us, we will offer the choice of a full refund, credit or the opportunity to book an alternative date (if available). We will provide as much notice as possible.
All communication regarding cancellations and rearrangements of your lesson must be in writing via email.
Please provide all details in your email for us to be able to organise a refund. All refunds must be made to the original payment method used.

ACCESSIBILITY

Our studio is located on the ground floor with three steps down at the entrance. Unfortunately, due to space limitations, we do not have wheelchair facilities.

FACILITIES

Wifi is available in the studio.
Teas and coffees will be provided by us.
For 3+ hours long sessions we will have a 15 minutes break, for 6+ hours long sessions we will have a half hour lunch break.
There are two coffee shops and free parking spaces on site.
We run a variety of courses which are related to this topic and that would allow you to expand your knowledge. Please find the complete list of courses HERE.
We also provide the opportunity for people to practise on our sewing machines, tools and studio space.
We reserve a special discount for people who have previously been a student of ours. If you book any of our courses or our drop-in service within 6 months from the completion of a class, you will receive 10% off your next booking.
Our names are Sara and Melissa and we are the founders and owners of The London Leather Workshop.
With 20 years of experience in the field, we offer services in designing, prototyping and manufacturing of leather, vegan leather and fabric bags and accessories to national and international customers, from start ups to established brands.
We discovered our passion for teaching while training people during our working careers, both in Italy and in the UK and have been training students for the past 10 years.
Through The London Leather Workshop we teach our expertise, knowledge and skills to amateur leather craftspeople, people who have an interest in developing a career in this field as well as professionals looking to improve their skill-set.
With a personal, friendly and flexible approach we support students in realising a specific project or learning skills in a variety of subjects through both private and group classes.

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